[Tutor] Confused about lists...

Danny Yoo dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 17:00:04 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Chris Watson wrote:

> I'm about to try bob's example. And see if string.split(i)... work. I
> still would like to know why it's ignoring my if i[4] line though and
> counting each whole line twice. hrmm. I really appreciate the
> explanation of things so far. I should of used better counter names
> :-) It does make things much easier to know whats going on.

It's not quite a matter of ignoring that line; it's more a matter of the
test within:

    if i[4] == 'open-sytems': ...

always failing.  If it helps, try putting the line:

    print 'Here's what i[4] contains:', i[4]

right before your if-statement, and you'll see something peculiar.  *grin*